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Back in office, CM assesses water, power supply in city 22.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Skips yoga event due to health issues, heads for treatment.
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15 more gastro cases reported 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Ludhiana: Fifteen cases of gastroenteritis were reported from Bharti Colony, Geeta Colony and Aman Colony in Ward Number 1 on Thursday. No new patient was admitted to the hospital. A health team visited Ward Number 2 after complaints of contaminated water. However, no case of gastro was detected in this ward. “The situation is under control,” said Dr Ramesh, District Epidemiologist. TNS Mobiles recovered at Central Jail Ludhiana: The police recovered two mobile phones allegedly from two inmates at Central Jail here. A case under the Prison Act 1894 has been registered  against Pankaj Rajpoot and Gagandeep Singh. TNS  90 cartons of illicit liquor recovered Samrala: The police claimed to have arrested a person with 90 cartons of illicit liquor at a naka near the Neelon bridge. While Mandip Singh of Jalandhar was arrested, vehicle driver Mana, also from Jalandhar, escaped. OC Travel agent Ghai faces fresh FIR Ludhiana: A fresh FIR was registered against Nitish Ghai, a travel agent and owner of an ...
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Groundwater depletion pushes Sangrur district into dark zone 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Sangrur, June 21 With farmers reluctant to go in for direct sowing of rice (DSR), which guzzles 30 per cent less water, crisis stares Sangrur in the face, with the groundwater depleting by the day. Out of the total 2.83 lakh hectares under paddy cultivation, the DSR was done on 1,800 hectares this year. Sources said last year, the area in the district under the DSR was 600 hectares and despite efforts of the Agriculture Department and the Sangrur administration, only 1,200 hectares has increased this year. But in a majority of villages, the damage appears to have been done as the water table has gone down to around 500-600 feet deeper, while earlier it was 200 feet. “The situation is alarming. The Punjab Government must make the DSR mandatory to save the water table,” the sources said. With the growing interference of various kisan unions, Punjab farmers have developed a habit of challenging measures taken by the authorities,” said Kulwant Singh, a farmer from Dirba, who was sitting ...
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AAP leaders take on each other 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 21 The infighting in the AAP turned ugly when the party’s state co-convener Balbir Singh and Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Khaira took on each other at a press conference here today. Khaira left the press conference, which was called on the alleged manhandling of Ropar MLA Amarjit Sandoya by men of a sand mining group, in a huff soon after the media pushed the leaders for their comments on the Sikh Referendum issue. Last week, Khaira claimed that the party leaders, including Balbir, did not verify his statements on the Sikh Referendum 2020, before criticising it. However, Balbir had tweeted that he called Khaira five times, but the calls were not answered. At the press conference today, both stuck to their stand. Khaira said he did not receive any call while Balbir brandished his phone, trying to show the call logs. Soon, Kotkapura MLA Kultar Singh Sandhwan intervened and asked the media to raise questions on the manhandling issue only. He said vested interests wanted ...
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Akali-BJP leaders submit memo to governor 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Chandigarh: The SAD on Thursday condemned the attack on the AAP MLA and demanded a judicial inquiry. In a statement, Daljit Singh Cheema said, “Those indulging in sand mining were accusing the MLA of seeking Rs5-10 lakh from them while attacking him and thrashing his security guards. These allegations are serious and should be verified.”

Meanwhile, a SAD-BJP delegation on Thursday submitted a memorandum to Governor VP Singh Badnore. They urged him to direct the state government to hold a judicial inquiry into the murderous assault on forest officials by the sand mafia in Mohali as well as into illegal activities of the mafia. The delegation was led by SAD MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and BJP state president Shvait Malik. TN

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Nagla village sans water supply for 8 days 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Satinder Pal Singh Zirakpur, June 21 Nearly 150 families of Nagla village falling under the jurisdiction of the Zirakpur Municipal Council have been facing a tough time for the past eight days due to a shortage of potable water. The reason behind the shortage is said to be a snag developed by the motor of the tubewell from which the village gets water. It has not been repaired for the past one week. To meet their need for water, residents of Nagla village have now switch to water tankers and are forced to purchase water for Rs 350 per tanker.  Some residents are forced to fetch water from nearby houses that has submersibles. Submersible water is also not safe for drinking, poses a threat of epidemic. The water provided through the tankers is also not enough for each household. The residents said despite repeated complaints, MC officials did not take any step to redress their issue. On Thursday, a delegation of villagers met MC officials and urged them to make arrangements to run the tubewell.  The ...
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Diarrhoea cases decline in Mauli Jagran 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 21 A day after the Health Department had issued a report which proved that water contamination had led to the diarrhoea outbreak in Mauli Jagran five days ago, the cases have finally began to decline in the area. Nearly 10 cases of mild diarrhoea were reported on Thursday, taking the count to total 171 patients. On the other hand, Health Department teams continue to conduct their field visits. The teams on Thursday visited nearly 100 houses. Besides distributing chlorine tablets, the teams also collected samples of the water stored in the houses. According to the health official, the real worry is about the water stored in the houses. “There is a huge scarcity of water and we fear that people may have stored contaminated water. We went to the houses and advised people to clean their water tanks and store fresh water,” said a health department employee while conducting the survey. On June 18, the Health Department had collected water samples from five tube wells which ...
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Boy killed as water tank gives way 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 21

A water tank collapsed at Kona village in Pinjore late on Thursday evening, leaving a nine-year-old boy dead and eight injured.

The tank gave way when local people were filling water in their buckets. The incident took place around 8 pm. As the 10-foot-high tank collapsed, a portion of its wall fell on people, including children.

In the accident, Sanju (9) died on the spot while eight others, including six children, sustained injuries. Manju (18), Rajnish (6) and Shamli (40) were rushed to the General Hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula, from where Shamli was referred to the PGI.

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Forest officer out of coma, in pvt room 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 21

Having remained in a coma for over 48 hours, Block Forest Officer Devinder Singh is finally recovering. He was brutally assaulted by six men allegedly involved in illegal sand mining. Devinder was shifted to a private room at the PGI on Thursday and movement was seen in his limbs. However, till the filing of this report, Devinder was yet to regain consciousness.

Devinder is stated to have undergone two surgeries and received over 100 stitches. On Tuesday, doctors had kept him under a 72-hour observation. However, Devinder showed improvement on Wednesday as well as Thursday, following which the doctors decided to shift him to a private room.

Devinder, along with his colleagues, had laid a naka at Seonk village when a trailer full of sand and some logs arrived. When they stopped the trailer, checked it and questioned the six accused, the officials were brutally attacked.

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Agri dept. sets higher kharif targets 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
The approach, however, is realistic when it comes to normal area
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Kejriwal back at Secretariat for a day 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Holds meeting before flying to Bengaluru for a 10-day naturopathy treatment
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CM Arvind Kejriwal in office for just one day before flying off to Bengaluru 22.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal chaired a meeting of Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and power department on Thursday before leaving for Bangalore to seek naturopathy treatment. This was the first meeting between him and IAS officers after four months. DJB Chief Executive Officer AK Singh, vice-chairman Dinesh Mohaniya and other senior officials attended the meeting. Kejriwal took stock of water projects and sought a daily report from Friday onwards on the problems, actions, solutions and time-line of the solutions. His health deteriorated on Monday after he ended his sit-in protest at Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s house. Kejriwal was charged by opposition BJP and Congress of sitting on dharna for nine long days at a time when people were facing water and power supply woes in the city. Wrap It Up DJB CEO AK Singh, V-C Dinesh Mohaniya and other senior officers attended  This was the first meeting between Kejriwal and IAS officers in four months The officers observed 5 minutes of silence to protest alleged attack ...
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Hefty fines to squash litterbugs 22.6.2018 Hindu: Chennai
Corporation frames bylaws to impose a penalty of up to ₹25,000; stresses on segregation of waste at source
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Vertical gardens to come up in congested neighbourhoods 22.6.2018 Hindu: Chennai
They are expected to help reduce the carbon footprint by filtering pollutants
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City to get one more desalination plant, at Perur 22.6.2018 Hindu: Chennai
In a few years, Chennai will have one more desalination plant dotting its shoreline to cater to its growing water needs. Chennai Metrowater has starte
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HC says no to extending deadline for regularising constructions on ECR 22.6.2018 Hindu: Chennai
Chennai Corporation says it has so far issued notices to 798 building owners
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Kejriwal holds review meetings on water, power 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 21 Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal, who today left for Bengaluru to undergo naturopathy treatment, held back-to-back meetings on Thursday at the Delhi Secretariat. The CM reviewed several projects of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and sought daily report on water scenario in the city with details of area-wise problem, action taken and timeline of resolving the issue. Officials are supposed to submit daily report on the status of water production in the capital and water augmentation projects. They have been told to give details of solution of the problem and whether they have been solved or not, said a senior official. The reports will be sent to the Kejriwal, who heads the DJB, everyday from tomorrow. The AAP government has been targeted by the opposition BJP and the Congress on concerns over shortage of water in several parts of the city. The CM took stock of the ongoing projects in the city apart from the situation of water in Delhi. Daily production of water, water ...
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Water conservation our priority: Minister 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Our correspondent

Hamirpur, June 21

“Providing sufficient water to people is the priority of our government,” said Mahender Singh, Irrigation and Public Health Minister, here Thursday.

He was addressing representatives of panchyati raj institutions in a function ‘Jal hai to Kal hai’. He said the water problem in Shimla had sent a message across the world that conservation of water could no more be ignored and people must stand together to conserve water. Though the water crisis in Shimla was handled, but the government had mooted a plan so that the problem may not arise in coming years.

He said the Centre had approved a plan submitted by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and he had been successful in getting Rs 800 crore for the augmentation of all old water supply schemes.

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Musi to be developed in two phases 22.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Officials asked to formulate action plan for removal of encroachments
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Compelling story of an inhuman practice 21.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Excellent music and performances rendered Asif Ali’s “Nachyo Bahut Gopal” a fine depiction of those condemned to a life of scavenging
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